Heart Damage from Blast Wave

The initial blast wave of an explosion can create blunt force trauma to the chest, exerting overpressure on the heart causing injuries including:

  • Cardiac contusion: Bruising of tissue;
  • Cardiac tamponade: An accumulation of fluid in the pericardium that compresses the heart diminishing its ability to move blood throughout the body;
  • Myocardial infarction from air embolism:  A heart attack from air bubbles forced into damaged arteries or veins;
  • Shock: The sudden drop of blood flow through the body;
  • Hematoma: An accumulation of blood in tissue where it does not belong due to damaged veins and arteries.
  • Vasovagal bradycardia: A reflex of the involuntary nervous system that causes the heart rate to slow down;
  • Vasovagal hypotension: A reflex of the involuntary nervous system that causes a drop in blood pressure.

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Injuries From Being Thrown by the Blast and Complications

All of the blunt force injuries caused by the blast wave can also occur if a person is thrown by the force of the blast. Complications include the following: angina (chest pain), hyperglycemia (high blood sugar), and hypertension (high blood pressure).

 

Debris Penetrating the Heart

Secondary injury in a blast occurs when shrapnel or flying debris pierces the skin, creating an open wound. These injuries include lacerations of arteries, veins, heart valves, and muscle that can cause hemorrhaging.

 

 

Results

$45

Million

We obtained this settlement for a person with severe injuries.

$45

Million

Our clients were injured by an over-the-counter medication.

$10

Million

Our client was burned and suffered a TBI in a gas explosion.

$7.5

Million

We won this verdict for a child with kidney damage from E. coli.

 

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